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Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 20th March 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

What is the total government funding received by the GLA for this scheme, how has this funding been spent, and how many rough sleepers have benefited?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The GLA has secured over £41m from Government since the start of the pandemic for its COVID-19 rough sleeping response. In addition, over £2m of GLA funding has been diverted from other services for this purpose.

To 31 March 2021, the GLA has spent or has committed to spend around £41.1m on the COVID-19 rough sleeping response:

Accommodation and related services (eg hotels, food, security, cleaning, transport)

£26.53m

Support to rough sleepers in hotels and other emergency accommodation

£12.29m

Support for In For Good (including move-on and resettlement work in hotels, private rented sector, employment support, drug, alcohol and mental health support, immigration advice)

£2.28m

Total

£41.1m

At the peak of the first wave, there were 14 GLA-procured hotels with capacity for around 1,400 people. As at 8 March 2021, almost 2,300 rough sleepers have been provided with emergency accommodation in GLA-procured hotels, of whom over 900 have positively moved on and over 1,000 are currently accommodated (in nine hotels).